Designing High Standards: The Nevada State Board of Architecture, Interior Design, and Residential Design
By WORTHGROUP Architects & Designers
March 18, 2015
The mission of the Nevada State Board of Architecture, Interior Design and Residential Design (NSBAIDRD) is to “safeguard life, health and property, and to promote the public welfare by improving the quality of human environmental design.” More than that, though, the Board’s purpose is to ensure architects are well-educated and qualified to complete the sometimes complex projects they must undertake.
WORTHGROUP’s own Jim Mickey sits on the NSBAIDRD as the Secretary/Treasurer. This year, the board is focusing on several fundamental objectives – first, continuation of updating the Residential Design exam test sections. The objective is to ensure the written exam sections are up to date and in alignment with the recently adopted codes and standards relevant in the State of Nevada as well as streamlining the resources required for exam preparation. Secondly, NSBAIDRD is collaborating with NCARB on alternate paths for aspiring architects who did not go through the traditional route of an accredited college degree and still be able to receive the required education. One possible solution currently under review is an extended Intern Development Program (IDP) where architects-to-be can have an extended amount of on-the-job training to make up for their educational gap. This new program would assist both foreign and domestic candidates who want to become architects but did not get a required education. Third, NSBAIDRD provides the opportunity to obtain the continuing education required to maintain licensure. In order to help advance continuing education, NSBAIDRD, in partnership with AIA Nevada, sponsors and implements seminars for the licensees to keep up with necessary qualifications and certifications. In the last two years, over 600 licensees have attended the continuing education seminars. So while NSBAIDRD implements certain standards and qualifications for licensed Architects, Interior Designers and Residential Designers in the State of Nevada, it also offers necessary tools and resources to help achieve these high standards.
Last year, NSBAIDRD hosted a continuing education program in Reno.
Last year, NSBAIDRD – along with AIA Nevada – hosted a continuing education seminar for over 300 architects and designers.
NSBAIDRD is a tremendous resource for both the individual currently licensed in Nevada or those striving to become an Architect, Interior Designer or Residential Designer. NSBAIRDRD continues to set high standards for Architects, Interior Designers and Residential Designers throughout Nevada, and we are proud to have our own team member continue to set (and achieve) these high goals!
For more information on the Nevada State Board of Architecture, Interior Design and Residential Design, visit their website: http://nsbaidrd.state.nv.us/?page=1